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  • 1. PROFESSIONAL PROFESSIONAL YEAR YEAR What is the Professional Year? The Professional Year (PY) programs are an initiative of The complete program is delivered over a 44 week period the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to which includes an internship at an Australian host company. help international students in Accounting and Information It includes the following core components: Technology achieve permanent residency and employment • Orientation in Australia. • Professional Business Communications Performance English has been approved as a provider of • Australian Business Culture, Workplace Skills and Environment the Professional Year in Accounting by the three Australian professional accounting bodies; CPA Australia, Institute of • Achieving Career Success Chartered Accountants and National Institute of Accountants. • Professional Internship Work Experience We have also been approved as a provider of the Australian (with host company) Computer Society Professional Year. • Graduation The Professional Year program offers successful participants The Performance English Professional Year programs the opportunity to gain 10 points towards permanent have been designed by business executives and industry residency and provides the training and work experience professionals. They are of the highest quality, offering great needed to maximise your employment opportunities learning outcomes and work experience in quality Australian in Australia. host companies. The program is a cost effective solution, delivered in the heart of the Sydney CBD with a timetable that is designed to suit your needs and fast track you into the workforce.
  • 2. WHY STUDY YOUR YOUR PY AT CAREER SUCCESS PERFORMANCE IS OUR GOAL ENGLISH? Many overseas born professionals and international students who have learned English as their second language find Our Professional Year (PY) programs offer the it difficult to achieve success in their chosen careers in following advantages: Australia, despite having good qualifications from reputable Our timetable gets you into permanent Australian universities. work sooner! Our timetable enables you to start the program on a WHY AREN’T QUALIFICATIONS ENOUGH? full-time basis and complete it on a part time basis. In Australia, fluent English at a level appropriate for In other words, you will be available to find permanent professional appointment and the ability to fit in with work and earn a salary sooner! the culture of an Australian organisation are critical Flexible payment plans! success factors in business. Relevant theoretical skills and Students can elect to make 10 equal monthly qualifications are not enough. payments to cover tuition fees rather than one lump sum To achieve career success, overseas born professionals upfront payment. must acquire: • Business English communication skills at a professional We are partnered with Australia’s leading level internship providers! • The ability to adapt to Australian workplace culture Our internship partners are among Australia’s oldest and largest internship providers. Each year they match • Practical experience acquired in working roles at thousands of students from all over the world with leading Australian companies host companies. • Effective techniques for securing job opportunities and active career management Other programs are more expensive! While our program is of the highest quality and offers The Professional Year program at Performance English great learning and work experience outcomes, many rival has been planned with your career success in mind. providers charge over 15% more in program fees. We aim to generate employment outcomes for our graduates by building these skills to make our students New training facility in a convenient location better job candidates. Our training facility is brand new. We are located in the During the program our students will greatly improve heart of the CBD just a few minutes walk from major train their prospects of career success by developing their stations and bus stops. communications skills to an elite level, building practical Additional qualification experience in the Australian workplace through an internship at an Australian host company and redeveloping their Students can complete their Cambridge Work Experience resumes, letters of application and job search strategy. Certificate while they complete their PY program and finish with two unique awards. (The Cambridge Certificate is Our students come from many different universities and optional at an extra cost.) backgrounds but they all share in common the belief that self improvement and planning will be the cornerstone of We are the Business English specialist! their future success and prosperity in Australia. Performance English is the language partner of Australian business and our client list includes many of Australia’s We hope that you will consider joining our Professional leading companies. Year program. We believe it will give you the edge in the employment marketplace that will make all the difference. Career Mentoring Students can book one-on-one consultation sessions with our staff to discuss their letters of application and résumés.
  • 3. TRAINING PROGRAM COMPONENT OPTIONS Professional Year students at Performance English We have created two program options to suit your situation Professional Year – Full Time Track complete 8 subjects to graduate from their professional year. which are detailed on the following page. The Full Time track is for students that wish to study more Each subject is completed over a 4 week period and consists intensively at the start of the Professional Year, complete their of 32 contact hours. In addition, students will complete an internship in the middle of the program and then pursue assignment based around the design of a new résumé and full time job opportunities sooner while completing their letter of application for an advertised job in their industry. studies at night. Students on this track can pursue full time work after 22 weeks of the program. PROFESSIONAL YEAR – PROGRAM WORKLOAD Formal study is 16 hours per week for 12 weeks followed by a 10-12 week internship, then part-time study of component content 5 hours per week for 12 weeks after your internship. Most work experience internship opportunities will be on Orientation Session • Overview • Internship Program a full-time basis. • Facilities & Resources • Accounting / IT Employment Market 4 hours • Student Code of Conduct • General Q&A Professional Year – Part Time Track • Assessments & Certificates • Introduction to Learner Guide & Synopsis The Part Time Track is for students who wish to study Professional • Verbal, Non-Verbal & Written Communication Skills in the context of: consistently throughout the program 1-2 days per week Business communications > Workplace Interactions > Projects to enable them to work part time or manage other > Negotiations > Teamwork responsibilities. Students on this track can work part time > Quality, Ethics & Company Presentations > Information Management throughout the tuition component of the program. > Business Protocols > Technology in the Workplace > Mergers & Acquisitions > Advertising Formal study is 8 hours per week for 32 weeks followed by 128 hours > Building Relationships > Company Liability & Law a 10-12 week internship. Most work experience internship Course Features 4 subjects; 32 hours each. > Business & Employment Trends > Global Brand Awareness opportunities will be on a full-time basis. The Performance English Professional Year Program includes a number of features that are designed to australian Workplace • Australian Workplace Skills • Business Environment maximise the benefits of your learning experience Skills, Business culture > Co-ordinate Implementation of > Management Concepts & Practices & Environment Work Experience Internship Component and job opportunities: Customer Service Strategies > Organisation Structures > Implement an Operational Plan > The Accounting / IT Function A key feature of the Professional Year Program is • Program design by Accountants, IT & Business > Business Protocols & Etiquette the ability for you to gain valuable work experience of Professionals and Communication Experts • Business Culture & Group Dynamics > Procedures & Policies at least 10-12 weeks in an Australian Accounting or • Option to commence work experience internship > Cross Cultural Communications > Legislation in the Workplace IT company. within just 12 weeks > Group Interaction • Flexibility to work full-time or part-time throughout 96 hours > Leadership & Team Building To ensure you have access to the best opportunities, your training 3 subjects; 32 hours each. > Diversity Performance English has partnered with Australia’s • Training in a business environment most successful internship companies that place over achieving career Success • The Accounting / IT Employment Market • Mastering the Selection Process • Interaction with employers and the professional 1,000 interns annually. Accounting & IT bodies • Career Management Strategies • Accelerating Your Career 32 hours 1 subject. • Winning Job Search Strategies • Career support throughout the program Our internship partners will work with you to identify a placement that suits your career goals and provides > Career Training for Accountants & IT Professionals graduation Session • Program Review • Awards Ceremony • Tangible recognition of your achievement practical workplace experience in an Australian • Your Future • Graduation Social & Networking 4 hours host company. > Certificate of Completion > Cambridge Work Experience Certificate total training component (optional at extra cost) 260 hours > A professional résumé and portfolio > Eligibility for 10 points towards Permanent Residency (assessed at the discretion of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship).
  • 4. ELIGIBILITY ENROLMENTS FOR THE PY AND FEES Eligibility for the Professional Year program is based on When can I commence the Professional Year? Pay Upfront the following DIAC requirements: Performance English offers a start date for Professional Year We offer upfront payment discounts which cover • Have completed a recognised Accounting or IT course in every 4 weeks. The intake dates are listed on our enrolment the full Professional Year including enrolment, tuition, Australia that provides a minimum of 2 years credit points form and website. work experience, career counselling, awards and materials. over a minimum of 18 months • Have obtained or applied for a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa How do I enrol? Pay in Monthly instalments or Bridging A visa or a visa that permits this study Complete the Performance English enrolment form and Students can also elect to pay upfront or make monthly • Have an IELTS score of not less than 6.0 overall and in attach the following additional information: instalments of $1,295 over 10 months. Students must each band elect to pay instalments by either Credit Card or Debit Card • copy of your academic qualifications (transcripts, • Have a Migration Skills Assessment from the professional completion letter) and authorise Performance English to draw these payments Accounting or IT body for their program fees in advance of tuition each month. • evidence of your English language proficiency equivalent Further information on a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa can be to IELTS 6.0 found at: What do the fees cover? • copy of your current Australian visa migration/485/index.htm. Please contact us to discuss • copy of your résumé (CV) and Letter of Objectives for the The application and tuition fees include: your eligibility if you are not sure. host company • Enrolment and tuition fees • copy of your Skills Assessment Letter • The Professional Component with the ACS and How do I pass the program? ACS Membership You must successfully complete all subjects, assignments and What happens next? • All excursions your internship to successfully complete the Professional Year. • Your enrolment form will be assessed to check eligibility • Professional internship (work experience) placement and you will be informed of the result by phone/email. • Insurance, including insurance in the workplace for Assessments consist of written assignments, oral • You will be interviewed by Performance English in person the internship presentations, reports and presentation of a work portfolio or over the telephone. • Orientation and Graduation to demonstrate you have achieved all of the learning • Following your interview, you will receive a Letter of Offer • All books and learning materials outcomes of the program. The assessments are competency and invoice. The occupations nominated by the government • Access to online resources based and students will only receive a competent / not yet • When you have accepted the offer and paid the invoice for Professional Year programs offered by competent grade. You can attempt each assessment more or the first instalment you will receive a Confirmation of Performance English and the relevant How to Apply – Free Consultation! than once if required. Enrolment which will include your start details. ASCO codes are: Please contact us now for a fREE cONSULtatiON • Your program will commence on the date specified in the For the Australian Computer Society regarding your eligibility for the Professional Year Program What happens when I graduate? Confirmation of Enrolment. Professional Year Applicants and which format will best suit you. Or download the On graduation students attend a graduation ceremony where enrolment form and return it to us. Information Technology Officer (ITO) – they receive their Certificate of Completion and reference Applications & Analyst Programmer . . . . . . . . . 2231-17 from their host company. Your result will be reported to ITO – Computer Systems Auditor . . . . . . . . . . .2231-21 PROFESSIONAL YEAR – COURSE FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS DIAC where you will be assessed to earn additional points for ITO – Computing Professional. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2231-79 permanent residency. ITO – Software Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-15 Description Monthly Payment Plan Discounted advanced Payment ITO – Systems Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-13 application fee $250 $250 ITO – Systems Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-11 Program fee $1,295 per month $11,950 on commencement ITO – Systems Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-19 • 10 monthly payments • SAVE $1,000 for advance payment For the Skilled Migration Internship Program total Program fee $12,950 $11,950 for Accountants (SMIPA) Accountants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2211-11 External Auditor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2212-11 Should you have any further questions, please call the Performance English offices in your Corporate Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2213-11 preferred city of study. Finance Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1211-11 Sydney +61 2 9619 5351 Melbourne +61 3 9650 8030
  • 5. PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAMS INTERNSHIP PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS BUSINESS ENGLISH CAREER SUCCESS PLANNING PERfORMaNcE ENgLiSh PtY LtD ABN 86 117 850 281 CRICOS Provider Code: 03109G hEaD OfficE Level 6, 234 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: +61 2 9619 5350 Fax: +61 2 9619 5351 Email: SYDNEY MELBOURNE Level 6, 234 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Level 1, 277 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: +61 2 9619 5350 Fax: +61 2 9619 5351 Tel: +61 3 9650 4080 Fax: +61 3 9650 8030 Email: Email: PY_B_2010/01